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Netflix Queue-riosities: "Godzilla: The Original Animated Series"

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And now, something for the kids. Or us adults that can't, and won't, let go of our childhoods. This latest Netflix Queue-riosity is, again, a TV series that I absolutely love. It's cheesy but it's Hanna-Barbera cheesy. I could watch Hanna-Barbera cartoons all day long and not complain which is probably what I'll do tonight. But this title is important because many people entering their twenties and thirties these days are having children and want to pass on their child-like joy for the old stuff. The good ol' days. What better way to introduce your kids to the King of Monsters than with Godzilla: The Original Animated Series?

"…and Godzuki!" That's all you need to know to realize this show isn't exactly canonical with the movies. Godzuki is different from Minilla, the Showa version of Godzilla's son but who's expecting accuracy here? Godzilla: The Original Animated Series, or "Godzilla" as it was originally called before the horrendous 1998 U.S. movie got an animated adaptation, is just as fun and adventurous as 'Jonny Quest' or 'Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!' though slightly less serious. All 26 episodes are now available to watch instantly through Netflix. Let me know about the memories you create with this show.

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